Manchester, NH and St. Louis, MO
When it came time to brainstorm ideas for the annual holiday gift presented to their stockholders, CCA Global Partners, an international co-op that enables family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs to compete with larger chains, opted for a much different approach. They partnered with Adopt-A-Wish, a donor-based program and arm of Make-A-Wish® America, to grant 100% of the cost of the entire wish for a small child with a critical illness.
Six-year-old “Isaiah,” a boy who was born with a neurological disorder and not expected to survive past birth, received a gift of a lifetime – a trip to Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, TX – the world’s first theme park designed for individuals with special needs.
“At CCA Global, our greatest commitment is helping our members, our staff and the community at large succeed, and we couldn’t think of a more meaningful gift than helping to positively impact the life of a child,” said Howard Brodsky, chairman and CEO of CCA Global Partners. “Isaiah has endured numerous hospital stays, far too many surgeries to count, and depends on others for all his daily activities. It was an incredible honor to play a small part in helping this little boy do something he never thought he would be able to do.”
Brodsky announced the holiday gift and new partnership with Adopt-A-Wish at the CCA Global annual stockholder convention in January and hopes to make it a new holiday tradition each year for the organization. Adopt-A-Wish provides a unique opportunity to make an immediate, direct and substantial impact on the life of a child. The child’s identity is kept confidential for privacy purposes.
“Our family got to spend entire days together, playing at all the areas of Morgan’s Wonderland. We didn’t have to do anything special, as Isaiah could make it on all of the rides and all areas of the park in his wheelchair,” said Isaiah’s mother. “It was nice to go somewhere where being different is normal. We are so grateful to CCA Global Partners for helping Isaiah experience life beyond his illness.”
Learn more about CCA Global Partners and their commitment to the community at ccaglobalpartners.com.
About CCA Global Partners
CCA Global Partners, Inc. is a privately held cooperative based in the United States with member businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. For a quarter of a century, CCA Global has partnered with entrepreneurial businesspeople to create a cooperative powerhouse unmatched in the marketplace. With 15 independent business brands and more than 2,800 locations, CCA Global Partners is well positioned to positively impact the success of independent businesses. For more information on CCA Global Partners, go to www.ccaglobalpartners.com.